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2008

Clonduff awarded Irish News Club of the Year (Large Club Category)

Camogie

  • Clonduff Camogs received an award for services to sport from Newry and Mourne District
    Council in their 40th anniversary year
  • Sara Louise Carr and Paula Gribben awarded Schools All Star Awards for 2007
  • Clonduff Camogs win Dubai Sevens and Fionnuala Carr is awarded ‘Player of the
    Tournament’!
  • Clonduff awarded ‘Camogie Club of the Year’ in Down for 2007
  • Fionnuala Carr awarded third consecutive Universities All Star
  • Moya Maginn, first Clonduff girl to captain Senior County Camogie team; Paula Gribben
    Minor Camogie captain for 2008
  • At the first ever integrated Down Awards night, Moya Maginn and Paula Gribben selected
    as County Senior and Minor Player of the Year respectively. Kitty Fegan also received
    Award as joint County Minor Manager on winning Ulster Final and reaching All Ireland Final
  • Clonduff II win Intermediate Co Final
  • Clonduff Seniors just fail by 2 points in extra time in replay to retain Co title

Football

  • Senior Footballers participate in their first ever Ulster League – top their group
  • St Colman’s College win Corn na nÓg title with five Clonduff boys involved – Conor Brown
    played at full back and the other panellists were: John Brown, Shea Murnin, Conor Gribben
    and Eamon Grant. Of course Cathal Murray was involved as the Head of PE in St Colman’s!
  • U9½ Footballers win Down Community Games title
  • Seven Clonduff boys qualified as ‘Young Whistlers’ – course organised by P J Quinn and
    delivered by Frank McDonald. The budding referees are Rory McGreevy, Darragh Sherry,
  • Paul Lively, Ché Curran, Henry Brown, Gary McGinn and Conor Grant. Gary and Conor
    officiated in the Croke Park Juvenile Tournament on 16th July
  • U10 Footballers win Moy Tournament
  • Clonduff runs 32nd Gary Murray U12 and 4th McGreevy U8 Tournaments

Ladies Football

  • Michaela Downey first Clonduff girl to captain Senior Ladies Co Football team; sister
    Aoibheann one of two vice captains
  • Michaela on Ulster team that won Inter Provincial title
  • Paula Cairns and Shane McGreevy qualify as Ladies’ Football referees – Paula officiated in
    ‘Gaelic for Girls’ Tournament in Croke Park on 13th July
  • Ladies Junior team fielded as Second adult team
  • Clonduff Senior Ladies win 3-in-a-row County Championship titles – miss out on the double
    by a single point – Lorraine Maginn receives ‘Player of the Match’ award in Co Final
  • Michaela Downey ‘Runs To Africa’ in Down Leg of of Charity
  • Michaela picks up Down’s first ever Ladies All Star Award – Clonduff’s second (Ross Carr)

Hurling

  • At the first ever integrated Down Awards night, John Murphy and Paul McCusker, members
    of Down Junior Hurling team comprised of non-Ards players (renamed South Down)
    received their medals for winning Leinster Shield. Brian Canavan as part of the management
    also received recognition. Arthur McConville and Danny Nugent also received All Ireland
    Minor ‘C’ winning medals
  • Clonduff Senior Hurlers beaten in County Junior Final
  • U14 Hurlers win ‘B’ League

Handball

  • Clonduff Senior Handball team gained promotion to Elite Ulster League and win Divisional
    Championship title – Team: Paul Shields, Colin Shields, Eddie Clancy, Sean McNally
  • Paul Shields, Sean McNally and Des McNeill represented Clonduff at the One Wall
    National Championships in Sligo over 28th and 29th June weekend. Paul and Sean played in
    the Men’s B competition and Des played in the Diamond Masters. Both Paul and Des got
    to their respective semi-finals.
  • Team reaches Ulster Final in Junior Club Championship – first Down team to do so
  • Sean McNally and Brian Havern (Saval) won the Ulster 60×30 doubles Silver Masters title

Scór

  • Two County Scór Sinsear titles for Clonduff – Set Dancing – Wendy Farrell, Ursula Quinn,
    Lisa Parr, Andrea Gribben, Onagh Gribben, Laura McShane, Gayle Kane and sub Niamh
    Pritchard (for the injured Joleen Morgan): and Quiz – Brian Canavan, Marie Walls and Mary
    McGreevy – both reached Ulster Final – Ciarán McGreevy was a worthy sub in County Semi Final
  • Murray Children – Stephen, Sean and Mary Catherine included in entertainment in Pairc Esler at half time in Inter-County Championship games
  • Clonduff Scór na nÓg singer, Christina McConville sings Amhrán na bhFiann before Senior
    Championship games in Pairc Chluain Daimh and Senior League Final in Pairc Esler
  • Clonduff Scór singer, Eadaoin Hynes wins major talent competition ‘De X-Factor’ for Gaelic
    Clubs in South Down and South Armagh – Finals in Canal Court in November. Prize £5,000 –
    half for herself and half for Club

Higher Education

  • Orla Maginn (Capt) and Karen Gribben playing members of the QUB team that retained the
    Purcell Shield in Camogie
  • Fionnuala Carr awarded third consecutive Universities All Star

Schools

St Colman’s College win Corn na nÓg – There were five Clonduff boys on the panel – Conor
Brown played at full back and the other panellists were: John Brown, Shay Murnin, Conor
Gribben and Eamon Grant. Of course Cathal Murray was involved as the Head of PE in St
Colman’s!

Referees

  • Paula Cairns and Shane McGreevy newly qualified as referees in Ladies Football – Paula
    refereed in Croke Park in ‘Gaelic 4 Girls’ initiative
  • Seven boys – Rory McGreevy, Darragh Sherry, Paul Lively, Ché Curran, Henry Brown, Gary
    McGinn and Conor Grant completed the ‘Young Whistlers’ programme – Gary Maginn
    refereed in Croke Park in ‘Gaelic 4 Boys’ initiative

Inter-County Managerial Involvement

  • Ross Carr reappointed Senior County Manager; Alistair McGilligan his statistician
  • Kitty Fegan reappointed County Minor Camogie Manager; also retained as UUJ Manager
  • Brian Canavan reappointed to South Down Hurling management team; Sean Cairns re-appointed as ‘Stick Man’
  • Paul McShane re-appointed County Senior Ladies Manager

Community Involvement

  • Eadaoin Hynes representing Clonduff GAC wins major talent competition – ‘De X-Factor’ for Gaelic Clubs in South Down and South Armagh – Finals in Canal Court in November. Prize £5,000 – half for herself and half for Club
  • Francis Quinn, Fionnbharr Murphy, Orla Maginn and Sheenagh McConville initiate ‘Yellow Globes’ Awards based on playing season just ended

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